Oracle Linux 6 : libsoup (ELSA-2011-1102)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68315


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1102 :

Updated libsoup packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

libsoup is an HTTP client/library implementation for GNOME.

A directory traversal flaw was found in libsoup's SoupServer. If an application used SoupServer to implement an HTTP service, a remote attacker who is able to connect to that service could use this flaw to access any local files accessible to that application via a specially crafted request. (CVE-2011-2524)

All users of libsoup should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications using libsoup's SoupServer must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected libsoup packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68315

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-1102.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsoup, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsoup-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2524

BID: 48926

OSVDB: 74135

RHSA: 2011:1102